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About Sarah Palin and Politico

1 Nov

So, according to Politico – Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin.

I just can’t stand garbage like this. First of all, who are these anonymous sources? And why won’t Politico name them?

Secondly, “Top Republicans” are the reason we have Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Their failure to lead when they were in charge led to this. As Scott Rasmussen pointed out in The Wall Street Journal tomorrow is A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP.

Finally, if the GOP “elites” want to make THIS their mission, let me be clear, Sarah Palin is not my candidate for 2012…

BUT she WILL be.

God Bless the USA

27 Oct

Lee Greenwood, Born on this Day in 1942.

A Time for Choosing

27 Oct

Delivered on this day in 1964.

As relevant today as it was then. Perhaps moreso.

On this Day in History, October 20, 1803

20 Oct

October 20, 1803 – The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

Immediately thereafter, liberal Democratic Senators hold a press conference to declare the purchase “Bush’s Fault.”

Oh joy! Oh rapture! Oh brother!

19 Oct

I got my “2011 Sustaining Membership Card” from the Republican National Committee today.

Will they never learn?

Do you know what (not whom) you’re voting for?

13 Oct

Election Day is less than three weeks away. By now, most people know how they’ll vote with regard to Congress. Even so, candidates will be working furiously and spending millions right up until the last minute in hopes of winning just one more vote.

But, if you’re in Virginia, did you know that there are three Virginia Constitutional Amendments on the ballot?

Thanks to Senator Mark Obenshain for this head’s up and synopsis:

All three amendments address taxation and revenue issues, and all three have passed the General Assembly two consecutive years (with nearly unanimous votes), as is required by the Constitution of Virginia, and they now go before the voters for final approval.

The first ballot question reads as follows: “Shall Section 6 of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to authorize legislation that will permit localities to establish their own income or financial worth limitations for purposes of granting property tax relief for homeowners not less than 65 years of age or permanently disabled?”

Currently, localities are only authorized to make exemptions for those who bear an “extraordinary tax burden,” or with the express approval of the General Assembly, which occasionally passes legislation authorizing specific localities to afford local property tax relief to senior citizens or the disabled. This amendment, if approved, would allow local governments to make the decision on their own, without going to the General Assembly for approval.

The second ballot question asks: “Shall the Constitution be amended to require the General Assembly to provide real property tax exemption for the principal residence of a veteran, or his or her surviving spouse, if the veteran has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability?”

If approved, this amendment would require a statewide exemption from local property taxes for the primary residence of any 100% disabled veteran, provided that the veteran’s disability is service-related. A surviving spouse could continue to claim the exemption so long as the same home remains his or her primary residence, and s/he does not remarry.

Finally, the third ballot question says: “Shall Section 8 of Article X of the constitution of Virginia be amended to increase the permissible size of the Revenue Stabilization Fund (also known as the “rainy day fund” from 10 percent to 15 percent of the Commonwealth’s average tax revenues derived from income and retail sales taxes for the preceding three fiscal years?”

In other words, should we expand the allowable size of Virginia’s “rainy day fund,” to which state government contributes in good years to provide resources for lean years? Currently, the maximum size of the Fund – which is almost empty at present – is 10% of the Commonwealth’s average annual tax revenues from income and sales taxes for the preceding three fiscal years; this amendment would up the maximum allowable amount to 15%.

Don’t be caught offguard when you enter the voting booth.

In four weeks, we change it back…

6 Oct

Mourning in America

22 Sep

President Obama needs to go back to Schoolhouse Rock

20 Sep

In a speech to Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15 the President omitted the words “by their Creator” from the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence.

Perhaps the President needs a little review:

Or perhaps, as my friend marfdrat asserts…it was deliberate.

On this Day in History – September 17, 1787

17 Sep

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution.

 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Wouldn’t it be a novel thought if our politicians would actually read it?